Rat trained to detect mines

Rat trained to detect mines A rat named Magawa recently located over a hundred landmines in Cambodia. Geeta Guru-Murthy, head of Belgian charity Apopo, was also the trainer of the rat. “He cleared 225,000 square meters,” states Guru-Murthy, doting on the fact the Magawa has been gifted a gold medal for his heroism. Magawa is…

Using nature to solve high-profile crimes

Using nature to solve high-profile crimes Nature will never get tired of surprising us. Scientist, Patricia Wiltshire, uses it to solve criminal investigations… Solving investigations through nature The 78-year-old researcher taught botany and geology for 34 years at the University of London. But her career took a different turn when the British police contacted her…

TOTAL artificial heart approved in Europe

TOTAL artificial heart approved in Europe Carmat, the French artificial heart maker, will begin to prepare for the commercialization of its products during the second semester of 2021. In December 2020, the company received the CE marking for its total artificial heart. A second lease on life Carmat was created 12 years ago. The company…

The positive side of fires

The positive side of fires Fires are devastating, but the positive impacts of these fires are not often discussed. For, strange as it may seem, they have assets. Harmful flames The number of fires is increasing. In 2020, forest fires have increased by 13%, which worries local populations and the whole world. Millions of hectares…

Zero-emission aircraft

Zero-emission aircraft If someone told you that flying is eco-responsible, would you believe it? Well, the first flight that does not emit polluting gases flew on September 24, 2020. The ” green ” airplane does exist. Polluting airplanes Tourist trips, business trips, low-cost flights… the plane is everywhere. Fast, this mode of transport was used…